Rebecca Christoffel: Identification and Conservation of Wisconsin’s Reptiles (Prairie Lecture #2)
Join us for the first talk of our Big Hill Prairie Lecture series to learn more about the ecosystems that are supported by the City of Beloit’s largest city park. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation and Rock County Conservationists, we are able to offer this talk to the public free of charge.
Wisconsin is home to 4 lizards, 11 turtles, and 22 snakes species. Of these, more than half (19) are listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern. In this session, we’ll learn: how to identify Wisconsin’s reptiles, about Wisconsin’s reptile conservation initiatives, and what actions that you can take to help conserve these creatures.
Dr. Rebecca Christoffel is involved with two non-profits dedicated to reptile conservation (Snake Conservation Society and Turtles for Tomorrow) and runs a business dedicated to helping landowners and professionals manage land with reptiles, amphibians and other lesser-known and less well-appreciated wildlife in mind (Christoffel Conservation). Rebecca has a B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. Prior to her return to Madison, she was a faculty member and State Wildlife Extension Specialist in Iowa.
Appropriate for all ages.
Please register below prior to event, as seating will be limited, or call 608-362-6212 or email to register.